Of course, like any mom with a little girl, I succumb to some commercialism to make the little gals Christmas morning nothing short of spectacular. Although it is kept to a minimum, and I really enjoy focusing on handmade and homemade, and teaching Norah to enjoy these things too, as they really are the most special and genuine of all Christmas moments.
Here are some things we have been working on the past week.............................
Sounds like a good addition to Christmas morning breakfast, to me ;)
Handmade Bows ( and arrows)
My husband made these, and they are AMAZING. He made enough for the whole family , plus a couple more for Christmas gifts. Norah loves hers, and boy is she a natural! I just am not as good a aim, she told me I just didn't have the skills .. haha
He made arrows to go with the bows, but also bought some. The handmade ones are made with doll rods, and eraser tips.
I had a lot of people ask how to make these! I did say I would blog about it, but we just haven't had time .. I do promise to edit this blog and post a link on how to make them soon!
I stitched up these quivers so the kids have somewhere to put their arrows.
I had so much fun making this and do believe I have found yet another hobby ;) after a walk through the woods yesterday morning, I decided to collect some ( what I believe is) Honeysuckle vine, and gave a try at making a basket. not to shabby for my first one. Ill be making more for sure. This may to go someone with some handmade gift in it, as it would make a lovely gift basket.
Handmade Hot pad
We will be making these every year !! free, fun, and earth friendly :) Oh,and they won't melt ;)
and last ( well last for now) but not least.. Handmade Snowflakes!
From our Homestead to yours
Have a most blessed Holiday Season..
The Cools ~